Wanding Town

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Wandingzhen
畹町镇
Town
Wandingzhen is located in Yunnan
Wandingzhen
Wandingzhen
Location in Yunnan
Coordinates: 24°05′N 98°04′E / 24.083°N 98.067°E / 24.083; 98.067Coordinates: 24°05′N 98°04′E / 24.083°N 98.067°E / 24.083; 98.067
Country People's Republic of China
Province Yunnan
Prefecture Dehong
County-level city Ruili
Area
 • Total 88 km2 (34 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 830 m (2,720 ft)
Population
 • Total 80,000
 • Density 910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 678600
Area code(s) + 86
Website www.rl.gov.cn
www.rlr.gov.cn

Wanding Town, also known as Wandingzhen and Wanting (畹町镇; meaning in Tai Nüa language: "the sun shining overhead"), is a frontier town in Ruili City, Dehong Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China.[2]

The town was founded in 1932; then known as Wanting, it was on the route of the Burma Road during World War II.

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Wanding, with an area of 34 sq mi (88 km2) and population of 80,000, lies on the Wanding River. It is about 850 km from Kunming and the nearest airport is Mangshi in Luxi City. Wanding Town has three administrative villages and six village zoning units.[3]

The border with Burma runs to the south of the town, the nearest town being Pang Hseng (Kyu-hkök) to the south across the river.[4] There is a border checkpoint in the town.[5]

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